“the emperor has no clothes”

“the emperor has no clothes” Who: Author: Hans Christian Andersen What: The Emperor’s New Clothes When: Published: April 7, 1837 Meaning: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the+emporer+has+no+clothes About: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_New_Clothes Read: http://andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheEmperorsNewClothes_e.html    

Elementary, my dear Watson

Elementary, my dear Watson Who: Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) Where: Movie – Hound of the Baskervilles When: 1939 http://sherlockholmesquotes.com/

Gustave Flaubert

  “A memory is a beautiful thing, it’s almost a desire that you miss”. Discuss …read more

Brobdingnagian

brobdingnagian In Jonathan Swift’s novel Gulliver’s Travels, Brobdingnag is the name of a land that is populated by a race of human giants “as tall as an ordinary spire steeple.” In Gulliver’s first close-up encounter with the giants…… Source: Brobdingnagian | Definition of Brobdingnagian by Merriam-Webster

To infinity and beyond!

To infinity and beyond! Who: Buzz Lightyear Where: Toy Story – Animated Movie When: 1995 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Lightyear

Gazanging

Gazanging is a term used in the UK to describe when a vendor pulls out of a property transaction and opts to stay put, having previously accepted an offer.[1] Frequently, this occurs due to a change in circumstances, such that the seller no longer wishes to move, or are unable to… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazanging

anemometer

anemometer Definition: (noun) An instrument for measuring wind force and velocity. Synonyms: wind gauge. Usage: The storm chasers loaded their van with high-tech gear, including a number of powerful anemometers. Discuss …read more

Ostriches

Flightless birds that inhabit Africa and parts of Asia, ostriches are the largest birds on Earth and the fastest animals on two legs. When they are unable to run from predators, however, they may attempt to camouflage themselves as mounds of dirt by lying on the ground with their necks outstretched, a habit that might […]

The Curious Case of the Word ‘Sonder’

sonder n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, […]

John F. Kennedy

So, let us not be blind to our differences—but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. Discuss …read more

More cowbell

More cowbell Who Said it first: The Bruce Dickinson Where: Saturday Night Live – TV show When: April 2000 More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_cowbell

American Craft Movement

Witnessing the late-19th-century severance of American culture from its Colonial American and Native American craft roots, early proponents of the American craft movement began to advocate for well-designed and crafted objects in the American home. Today, independent studio artists continue that work by producing fine art using methods such as glass blowing, pottery, and weaving. […]

Eggcorns and mondegreens

What the heck are these? Eggcorns and mondegreens   http://grammarist.com/mondegreens/    

“Make it so.”

“Make it so.” Who: Jean Luc Picard Where: TV Series Star Trek When: 28 September 1987 More Info: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Picard

Happy median or happy medium?

Which is it? Happy median or happy medium? http://grammarist.com/eggcorns/happy-median-or-happy-medium/

Awww, man! They gave me broccoli again!

Awww, man! They gave me broccoli again! I found a Catch Phrase Creator on a website and had to try it out. Doesn’t make much sense but I like it! Try it yourself (and don’t forget to send me any good ones). http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=whats-your-random-catch-phrase  

“Live long and prosper.”

“Live long and prosper.”

Beer

The world’s oldest and most popular alcoholic beverage, beer is recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia and may have been brewed as early as the 6th millennium BCE. Today, approximately 35 billion gallons of beer are sold each year throughout the world. It is produced by fermenting sugars derived from starch-based […]

“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then He made school boards.” – Mark Twain

“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then He made school boards.” – Mark Twain

abridgment

Definition: (noun) A shortened version of a written work. Synonyms: condensation, capsule. Usage: In a word, I gave him an abridgment of this whole history; I gave him a picture of my conduct for fifty years in miniature. Discuss …read more

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